Rob Gordon In High Fidelity

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In the movie High Fidelity the protagonist, Rob Gordon, has a journey into himself. He subsequently finds the the source of his angst, or endless despair, was his own doing, not his partners. According to Plato, Rob came to “see the light” instead of the shadows on the cave wall. Rob’s story relates extremely close to me, in fact, seeing Rob’s realization made me come to some of my own. Rob had many failed relationships with women, which he finds out was due to his actions. Seeing this made me reflect on my own relationships. In the same way Rob found that what appeared to be and what was reality were different, I saw the light as well. I first took a page out of Rob’s book and made a mental list of the hardest breakups. The number one spot…show more content…
The last girl required the most self reflection on my part. Mostly because the way it ended was confusing and not very clear. It was a simple and enjoyable relationship. Things were going good for all I knew. It was nice to not have any hitches with the relationship. Then one night she called and said she wasn 't feeling it as “naturally” as she would like, feeding me the “Let’s still be friends” line. This was interesting because I didn’t blame anyone this time. There was no clear reason behind it so it wasn’t as heartbreaking, more confusing. My perception was we simply aren 't compatible, which I was fine with. Even though i couldn 't figure out why, i accepted it for the most part. My realization during my reflection was that the first relationships caused so carry over. I was still hung up on them at that point, and therefore was not able to be all there. Unable to give the relationship my all. That is a hard thing to explain to someone. While I still haven 't come to a definite conclusion, or peace, with how and why it ended, I am making steps to find out. Like Rob did with Laura, I should have been more there instead of letting my past weigh me down. Rob’s story helped reveal what a big snowball effect I experienced in my life over the…show more content…
In the film High Fidelity, Rob stops seeing the shadows on the wall and begins to see the light or “Truth” of his reality. My story happens to be extremely similar to Rob’s, and therefore, I was able to use Rob’s reflection as a guide for my own reflection. I discovered many of the same things he did, along with some of my own. Our choices have vast results and repercussions. The ripple effects of our choices may not be apparent from the outside, but from self reflection. Finding the “Truth” brings a peace and allows us to grow and move on. Rob showed me that ultimately it is better to see the reality of a situation than what we perceive as reality. We must see
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